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Friday, July 22, 2016

"Appeals courts split on seizing assets connected to state terror sponsors": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 08:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit hands victory to Las Vegas strip club Crazy Horse III in trademark dispute: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Colin O'Kroley googled himself and did not like the results." So begins an opinion that Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

As the opinion's concluding paragraph notes, even before today's ruling, the case already had its own Wikipedia entry.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Strange question on the Vineyard: Who owns a beach that has moved?" Frank Phillips of The Boston Globe has this report.

According to the article, "The matter has occupied the state Land Court, the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Legislature. Just recently, the SJC threw up its hands over the situation, rejecting a plea from lawmakers to help sort out the ownership dispute because their questions were too murky."
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Zubik remand developments": Marty Lederman had this post yesterday at "Balkinization."
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Clerk, The Thief, His Life as a Baker: Ashton Embry and the Supreme Court Leak Scandal." In 2002, John B. Owens published an article bearing that title in the Journal of Supreme Court History, a publication of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Since April 2014, the article's author has been more commonly known by his current job title, Ninth Circuit Judge John B. Owens. Owens reached the federal appellate bench after compiling a notable record of academic, judicial clerkship, and work-related achievements. This year, he celebrates his 45th birthday. Already, Judge Owens has distinguished himself as an appellate judicial writer of note, including interesting observations and notable turns of phrases in his opinions.

Yesterday, I had this post linking to a report on a talk that Judge Owens recently presented at the University of Chicago Law School about the Ashton Embry matter.

I am now pleased to be able to post online, with the permission of the article's author, this PDF copy of the article that Owens published back in 2002 in the Journal of Supreme Court History on this interesting subject.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court won't let journalist convicted in hacking case stay out of jail pending appeal": Josh Gerstein of has this blog post.
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court asked to delay acting on McDonnell case": Frank Green has this article in today's edition of The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"How the G.O.P. Outsourced the Judicial Nomination Process": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

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